Mosab Abu Toha is a Palestinian poet and writer from Gaza. A graduate in English language, he taught English at the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) schools in Gaza 2016–2019, and is the founder of the Edward Said Public Library, Gaza’s first English-language library.

As many of Gaza’s libraries were destroyed, he began a campaign in 2014 to collect donations of English-language books.

In 2019-2020, Mosab became a visiting poet and scholar at Harvard University, hosted by the Department of Comparative Literature. He is also a visiting librarian-in-residence at Houghton Library and a columnist for Arrowsmith Press.

Selected poems are published in Banipal 67 (Spring 2020).

Contributor's Issues

Banipal 67 - Elias Khoury, The Novelist (Spring 2020)